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Famille

One of the amazing things around la famille and also French household vocabulary is that the word parent means not just "parent" as in mom or father, but additionally "relative." It have the right to be both a noun and an adjective.

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Par exemple…

J’ai un parental à Lille.I have actually a loved one in Lille.
Nous sommes parents par mon père.We’re associated on my father’s side.

La famille

Close relations, next of kin = les proches

brotherun frèresisterune sœur
fatherun pèremotherune mère
sonun filsdaughterune fille
husbandspouseun mariun épouxwifespouseune femmeune épouse
uncleun oncleauntune tante
nephewun neveunieceune nièce
cousin – maleun cousincousin – femaleune cousine
grandfatherun grand-pèregrandmotherune grand-mère
great grandfatherarrière-grand-pèregreat grandmotherarrière-grand-mère
grandsonun petit-filsgranddaughterune petite-fille
great grandsonarrière-petit-filsgreat granddaughterarrière-petite-fille
Special household terms

Un aîné / une aînée deserve to refer to an enlarge brother/sister, the oldest brother/sister, or the first-born son/daughter.

Un cadet / une cadette deserve to refer to a younger brother/sister or the second-born son/daughter in a family.

Le benjamin / la benjamine is the youngest kid in a family.

 For twins, triplets, etc., view the "multiple births" section of Multiplicative numbers.

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extended familyla famille étendue
blended familyla famille recomposée

Family by marital relationship ~ Famille par alliance

In French, there’s no difference between step-family and also family-in-law: they room both equivalent to beau- or belle- plus that household member.

step-fatherfather-in-lawbeau-pèrestep-mothermother-in-lawbelle-mère
step-brotherbrother-in-lawbeau-frèrestep-sistersister-in-lawbelle-sœur
step-sonson-in-lawbeau-filsstep-daughterdaughter-in-lawbelle-fille
But there room some extr terms for in-laws:
in-lawsles beaux-parents, la belle-famille
son-in-lawle gendredaughter-in-lawla bru
  What’s the difference?

For the non-native English speakers out there:

Step-family (Famille recomposée) has to do through a spouse that has children from a ahead partnership:

My father’s brand-new wife is my step-mother (belle-mère) and also I am her step-daughter (belle-fille)My step-mother’s child is mine step-brother (beau-frère) and also I am his step-sister (belle-sœur)My new husband’s daughter is my step-daughter (belle-fille) and also I am she step-mother (belle-mère)

Family-in-law is her spouse’s family and the household of her sibling’s spouse:

My husband’s mommy is mine mother-in-law (belle-mère) and also I am she daughter-in-law (belle-fille or bru)My husband’s brother is mine brother-in-law (beau-frère) and also I to be his sister-in-law (belle-sœur)My sister’s husband is mine brother-in-law (beau-frère) and I to be his sister-in-law (belle-sœur)My son’s mam is mine daughter-in-law (belle-fille or bru) and also I am she mother-in-law (belle-mère)

Other household Matters

Adoptive family members ~ Famille adoptive
biological fatherpère biologiquebiological mothermère biologique
adoptive fatherpère adoptifadoptive mothermère adoptive
adopted sonfils adoptifadopted daughterfille adoptive
Foster family ~ Famille nourricière / Famille d’accueil
foster fatherpère nourricier / d’accueil
foster mothermère nourricière / d’accueil
foster childenfant placé dans une famille
Godparents and Godchildren
godfatherparraingodmothermarraine
godsonfilleulgoddaughterfilleule (pronounced choose filleul)

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